History

Science & Visitor Center



On March 1, 1997, after eight years of fund-raising, planning and construction, the Observatory inaugurated its "Angel Ramos Foundation" Visitor Center. Over 100,000 visitors come per year to the new facility, about 30% of them school children. Here, through a variety of interactive exhibits, audiovisual displays, and informative panels, visitors are introduced to basic astronomy, atmospheric science, and to the operation of the radio telescope and its related research areas.

The center is named after Angel Ramos who was born in the year 1902 in Manatí, Puerto Rico. A very active life in the field of communications led to the establishment of the first TV station in Puerto Rico, a radio station and, in 1944, the acquisition of the El Mundo newspaper. He established the Angel Ramos Foundation in 1958 which has developed into the largest private philanthropic institution in Puerto Rico benefitting hundreds of deserving projects.

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You can submit your reservation using our new request form.

Reservations are required for school groups, college campuses or summer camp groups. For this type of groups special price is offered. No reservation is required for family visits.


Regular Calendar

(August 1 to December 14 ) and (January 16 to May 31) Wednesday - Sunday - Holidays ... 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mondays and Tuesdays Closed

Closed on the following Holidays: Good Friday, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Day.
Summer Season

(June 1 - July 31) Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Season

(December. 15 - January. 15) Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admissions

Adults $12.00, Children (5-12 years) and Seniors $8.00 Schools and Special Groups Call for Appointment. Contact Information: 787 -878 -2612 Ext. 346 or 312 Email: reservations@naic.edu